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Today is the day! Hess Truck's 2021 Mini Truck Line is released today, June 9th, just in time for summer fun! This set features highly detailed, small-scale versions of classic holiday Hess Toy Trucks from the past. The 2021 little legends are on sale exclusively at HessToyTruck.com
This year, Hess reaches way back to the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s to their storied history of Christmas morning magic as kids unwrapped the must-have toy trucks. The 2021 Mini Collection features the 1968 Tanker Truck, the 1980 Training Van, and the 3-in-one 1997 Hess Toy Truck and Racers -- for a combined total of five toys! The set boasts pre-installed batteries, chrome accents, articulated cabs, free-rolling wheels and three detachable display bases with name plates.
“The Hess Miniature series is back and better than ever, with the all-new 2021 Hess Mini Collection,” reveals Hess Toy Truck General Manager Justin Mayer. “No collection is complete without these awesome additions to the miniature fleet!”
The value price tag of $29.99 (plus tax) includes free standard shipping* (within the contiguous U.S.) and a total of 9 Energizer® batteries to power the whopping 72 lights!
Each toy in the Hess 2021 Mini Collection remains true to the character and styling of its original fullsized version – with brilliant working lights, intricate detail, and chrome accents. The display-ready packaging perfectly shows off the collection, with each miniature mounted on its own name plate.
With so much Hesstory integrated in the toy truck line, this year’s Mini Collection comes with a few stories of its own. In the groovy days of the late 1960s, the iconic Hess Fuel Delivery Tanker Truck was a familiar site in neighborhoods. In 1980 a white customized motor home with the iconic green stripe was used as a mobile classroom for Hess gas station staff. Known as the Training Van, the toy version of this real-life vehicle got a boost from Hess's first-ever television commercial featuring both the toy and its real-life counterpart.
For Holiday 1997, Hess rolled out its first-ever 3-in1 toy – an 18-wheeler tractor and box trailer with seethru windows, green striping and fenders, chrome detailing, and featuring two racers inside. Today, June 9, collectors will discover a miniature version of all three of these previous holiday toys.
Now the question remains, should we open the box or leave them untouched? That seems to be the big debate among collectors. We always open the box and play with the toys. We didn't used to save the box, but now we do and we keep our Hess Trucks stored in their boxes when they are not in use.
The Hess Toy Trucks always sell out pretty fast. Check them out at HessToyTruck.com